Environmental Review
Grays Harbor Terminal Expansion Projects

Westway Terminal

REG (formerly Imperium) Terminal

Status of Environmental Reviews

Westway: The City of Hoquiam and the Department of Ecology issued the Final EIS for the Westway Expansion Project on September 30, 2016.

REG: The City of Hoquiam and the Department of Ecology issued the Draft EIS for Imperium Expansion Project — now owned by Renewable Energy Group (REG) — on August 31, 2015, for public review and comment. Since the public comment period ended on November 30, 2015, REG has elected to pause and revise its expansion proposal, which no longer would include crude oil, and is therefore on hold until the company submits an updated proposal.


Environmental impact statements (EISs) have been prepared for Westway Terminal Company and Imperium Renewables (now REG) proposed bulk liquid storage facility expansions at the Port of Grays Harbor in Hoquiam. Ecology and the City of Hoquiam are co-lead agencies for these environmental reviews being conducted under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA).

These projects are separate and each has its own EIS. Some parts of the EIS process were conducted jointly, such as scoping meetings.

About the EIS Process

An important purpose of an EIS is to provide the public and agencies with information about the effects of a proposal. The agencies and consultant collected information on the affected environment, analyzed the likely impacts from the proposals, and determined if the impacts can be mitigated. The information gathered in this study phase was used to develop the draft EISs. A public comment period was held for the draft EISs. After public comments on the draft reports are considered and any revisions made, final EISs are issued. After that, the permitting process may begin.

The final EIS is not a permit. The final EIS provides comprehensive and objective analyses, and it will be used to inform those who make permit decisions.


September 30, 2016 Environmental review completed for Grays Harbor crude oil project

August 31, 2015 Draft environmental reports released for crude-by-rail projects in Grays Harbor


Westway Terminal Company

REG Terminal

Port of Grays Harbor, Grays Harbor county at at 46.9711N/ 123.8544W

Region: Southwest Regional Office (SWRO)

Ecology Point of Contact:
Diane Butorac
Regional Planner
Southwest Regional Office
Department of Ecology
(360) 407-6594

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Westway: El final de la Declaración del Impacto Ambiental por de expansión de Westway fue publicado el 30 de septiembre el año 2016. Información en español sobre el Declaración del Impacto Ambiental está disponible.

REG: El período de comentarios está cerrado para de Borrador de las Declaraciones del Impacto Ambiental. Información en español sobre el borrador de la Declaración del Impacto Ambiental está disponible. Se podrá revisar la información presentada en este sitio Web.

Si tienen preguntas sobre el estudio o el proceso en general, favor de mandar un correo electrónico a preguntas@ecy.wa.gov.


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